A dental implant consists of a two-part dental restoration. The dental implant itself is a small, rod-shaped piece of titanium that mimics a natural tooth root. This rod is surgically implanted directly into your mouth, where the root of your missing tooth used to be. Then, over a period of time, it goes through the process of “osseointegration”, and becomes permanently attached to your gum and jaw tissue.
Once this heals, a dental crown, which looks just like your natural tooth, is attached to the implant to complete the procedure.
First, Dr. Yoni or Dr. Bean will use x-rays and advanced imaging techniques to develop an implant strategy. Your mouth will be cleaned thoroughly and the treatment site will be numbed. Then, a small opening is made in your gum line, and the implant is inserted.
It usually takes 3-6 months for the post to heal. During this time, you’ll have a temporary crown to protect the post. Once your implant has healed, Dr. Yoni or Dr. Bean will create a dental crown to match your existing teeth perfectly. The crown will be attached permanently, using advanced dental adhesives, to complete the procedure. You’ll walk out of the office with brand-new, natural, and fully-functioning tooth.
If you’re interested in a dental implant from Green Leaf Dental, get in touch with our team to schedule a consultation at (206) 316-2351, or drop by our office in Seattle at 4219 S Othello Street, #105-D&E, Seattle, WA 98118.